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Hunter's Star

Get those perfect points without cutting or piecing a diamond shape. An easy construction process and accurate pressing creates sharp points in this striking two color quilt. Size information will be given for both a full size and miniature quilt. - Confident Beginner

Glorious Clams

Glorious Clams

This is a fun quilt to make and it's not as difficult as it looks. You'll learn to foundation piecing using freezer paper. With this technique there is no paper to tear way from the back. You'll also learn curved piecing. Intermediate

Irish Snails

Irish Snails

Create a fun quilt where the chain block bounded in and out of the border. Two blocks and three fabrics is all you need. Confident Beginner

Pine Burr

Originating in early 1900 the Pine Burr block is easier to make today using paper piecing to make the burrs. We’ll use a freezer paper method leaving no paper to tear away. There is a gentle curve to add the feathered burrs to the center and a set in diamond shape to finish the block. Get a start on a beautiful quilt or give it a try making three blocks for a table runner. Intermediate

Carpenter's Square

 Simple, straight stitching will create this Carpenter's Square quilt. Like most quilts, it's really an easy puzzle that's made up of two different blocks and pieced sashing. If you have a carpenter in your life this would make a great gift.  Confident Beginner

Stash Chain

Dig into your stash and make this quilt using only one block. Value placement creates the dynamic effect using this simple chain block. Confident Beginner

Winding Ways

Don’t be afraid of those curves. Learn to be confident in curved piecing with these gentle curves that are easy to piece. Light and dark fabric placement gives the illusion of circles. John Flynn Wheel of Mystery templates are used to cut accurate curved pieces. Confident Beginner

Crossroad Stars

Crossroad Stars - This block looks much more complicated than it is. Create a crossroad center surrounded by triangles and floating flying geese. Try a new zigzag setting or set it your way. It's a fun easy block to make. It's based on a 1930s "Pond Lily" pattern. Confident Beginner

Diamonds and Arrowheads

Strip piecing techniques make this Diamonds and Arrowheads quilt trouble free. Don’t be afraid of that 60 degree line on your ruler. Learn how to easily cut and piece diamonds and triangles. This is a great old fashioned pattern made new with rulers and techniques. Confident Beginner

Crossed Canoes

Crossed Canoes

The Crossed Canoes pattern was first published in the late 1800’s. You’ll learn to make this quilt using freezer paper and a paper-piecing technique that creates a reusable freezer paper pattern and no sewn in paper to remove from your block. The class also includes an optional pieced border. Confident Beginner

Pickle Dish

Pickle Dish

The Pickle Dish quilt is a variation of the Double Wedding Ring. It is also referred to as Indian Wedding Ring. There are a variety of techniques in making this pattern. The pointed arcs will be paper pieced using freezer paper. This method leaves no paper to tear from the seams. You’ll also learn curved piecing. It’s an interesting quilt made traditional or with batiks. Intermediate

Montana Cartwheel

Try your hand at color and design with this dynamic Montana Cartwheel quilt. It is a great scrap quilt using many values of the same color or using the color wheel pick a grouping of colors. Learn to paper piece the arcs and see how easy curved piecing really is. Required for the class are the Montana Cartwheel pattern. Optional template set is avaiabe. Intermediate

Pineapple

A symbol of hospitality and welcome, the pineapple was developed into a quilt pattern and published in the 1890’s. Construction of this quilt requires no special ruler or paper piecing, only a square ruler. Choose three fabrics with good contrast or make it scrappy. Confident Beginner.

Stony Creek Stars

A variation of the Glorified Nine Patch, the Stony Creek Stars quilt has a gentle curve making it easy to piece. Using a template, cut a pre-pieced nine patch block, then add a gentle curved piece. The block is alternated with a simple star block which offers numerous options. Uses optional Glorified Nine Patch Template set. 

Rising Sun

Learn a variety of techniques in making this Rising Sun quilt. A traditional old pattern, the rings are paper pieced in the round using freezer paper then pieced together and set into the background; add the center with a little appliqué. Intermediate

Rocky Road to Kansas

The Rocky Road to Kansas pattern dates back to the late 1800’s. It was most likely named for the arduous journey the settlers made during their trip west. Make your quilt in fabrics representative of the time or celebrate the present with something new. The new quilting methods of freezer paper, paper piecing make this quilt an easy project. Intermediate 

Jacob's Snails

A combination of Jacob's Ladder block and Snail's Trail block makes a quilt that appears to twirl. The center of the block includes simple piecing techniques. The Snail's Trail blocks can be paper-pieced or traditionally pieced. Confident Beginner

Hand Quilting

Learn Hand Quilting using a technique that is easier on your hands. You'll learn about quilting hoops and frames, thimbles, needles, thread and tranferring your design to the quilt top. Watch the size of your stitches improve after a few hours of practice. Bring your nimble fingers and get ready to hand quilt. All levels.